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a deadly encounter inside a florida movie theater. an ex-police officer is charged with fatally shooting a man following a confrontation over texting. >> i can't believe they would argue and fight and shoot one another over popcorn or even a cell phone. more questions for chris christie. the new jersey governor faces fresh allegations of political payback in the wake of the traffic scandal that swamped his administration. and stub snub. as the nfl gears up for championship sunday some fans are told they're not allowed to buy tickets to this weekend's game. this is the "cbs morning news" game. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, january 14th, 2014. captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green.
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this morning, we begin with a deadly movie theater shooting in florida. the alleged gunman is a retired tampa police detective who drew his gun during an argument over texting. curtis reeves is due in court today. the cinebistro theater is located about a half hour north of tampa. yesterday afternoon there were about 25 people inside for the showing of "lone survivor." witnesses say the previews were showing when an argument turned deadly. >> voices started going up. there seems to be almost a confrontation. somebody throws popcorn. i'm not sure who threw the popcorn and then bang, a shot. >> reporter: police say 71-year-old curtis reeves was upset because chad oulson would not stop texting. reeves and his wife were sitting behind oulson and his wife. reeves went to the manager and when he returned, the argument escalated. that's when witnesses say reeves pulled his gun. charles cummings and his son
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were sitting in the same row. >> he staggered two seats over and fell on my son and i. >> i asked if the guy was okay and he was in blood and he fell on my leg. he said, man, i can't believe i got shot. >> reporter: oulson told reeves he was texting his young daughter. oulson put his hand over his wife and his daughter. his bullet hit his hand and chest. >> they just happened to be sitting next to each other. >> reporter: reeves made no effort to get away. an off-duty sheriff grabbed the gun. the 43-year-old chad oulson died at the hospital. >> to have a retired police officer, i don't know what he was thinking at the time, but i can tell you that anybody, you know, over a cell phone, over somebody texting, to take their life, it's ridiculous. >> now, reeves' son is also a tampa police officer. nicole oulson had taken the day off so she and her husband to go on a date. they put their 3-year-old
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daughter in day care. well, two california policemen have been acquitted of beating a homeless man to death. the fbi will investigate the death to see if further investigation is warranted. six police officers were videotaped beating and jolting thomas with a stun began in 2011. thomas was well-known in california. thomas suffered from schizophrenia. thomas died five days after his arrest. yesterday, his acquittal outraged his parents. >> all of us need to be very afraid now it's carte blanche for police officers everywhere that can beat us, kill us, whatever they want. it has been proven right here today -- >> they'll get away with it. >> -- they'll get away with it. >> it took jurors less than two days to reach a verdict. police say thomas refused to obey their orders and was fighting. and new jersey governor chris christie is likely to have
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a larger than normal audience when he gives a state of the state address. the state legislature has expanded its investigation to include the possible abuse of power and now we are learning about what appears to be more hard knuckle politics practiced byes christy administration. elaine quijano reports. >> reporter: the day after democrat steven fulop was elected mayor of jersey city he received a text from chris christie's longtime adviser bill stepien. the main text from stepien read, congratulations on a tremendous job. he added let me know if we can help set up any meetings for you in trenton with the governor's staff." then about a month later, as state and local meetings were being scheduled, christie's then deputy chief of staff e-mailed fulop saying, "congratulations mayor elect.
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what an exciting time for you and the city. we're looking forward to working closely with you and your administration. by mid-july it seemed everything was a go. on july 12th, stepien wrote i know the governor is sending quite a contingent of his cabinet up to you on july 23rd but on july 18th, the same day when fulop decided he would not support the governor's re-election bid, five meetings were canceled. on august 18th, after weeks of unsuccessfully trying to reschedule, the mayor wrote to port authority executive and christie appointee bill baroni. not sure if it's a coincidence that your office canceled a meeting several weeks back that seemed to be simultaneous with other political conversations elsewhere that were happening. prior to that, you were always very responsive. and i sincerely hope the two issues are not related. baroni, stepien and kelly all lost their jobs in the wake of the george washington bridge scandal after they were accused of engaging in political payback against ft. lee's mayor for not endorsing governor christie.
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jersey city's mayor believes he was targeted, too. >> mayor fulop seems to have lots of problems with me and others. there's going to be meetings back and forth canceled. there's going to be public disagreements. but the fact of the matter is we've continued to work with jersey city over the course of time since he's been mayor. >> governor christie has not been implicated in the bridge scandal. elaine quijano, cbs news, new york. and the federal government is investigating an ad campaign to promote new jersey following superstorm sandy. $25 million of federal money paid for the ad. governor christie and his family appeared in the ads as he was seeking re-election. a politically connected p.r. firm produced the ad. they proposed using christie and charged $2 million more than another bidder. and we are learning more about who is signing up for insurance under the affordable care act. so far, enrollments of younger americans those needed to keep the premiums down are lagging. susan mcginnis is in washington with more. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning.
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these numbers show enrollments through the end of december, exactly halfway through the total enrollment period and they're the first ones now broken down by age and gender. but what they're showing is, the older crowd is the ones mostly signing up. that's bad news for the white house that is why there's a big push to get the young people on board. >> reporter: the white house says more people are signing up for federal health insurance. 2.2 million americans have enrolled under the affordable care act. but a deeper look at the numbers shows only about a quarter of them are age 18 to 34. the white house needs about 40% of that age group on board or premiums will rise for everyone. >> we think that more and more young people are going to sign up as time goes by. so we're actually very pleased with the percentage that we have so far. >> reporter: critics pounced on the new numbers. house speaker john boehner's spokesman said there's no way to
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spin it, youth enrollment has been a bust so far. in austin, texas, 29-year-old musician andrew collins has been procrastinating. >> i feel like people of my age, a lot of people would justify putting it off. >> reporter: but monday, collins went shopping for a health plan. >> i'm going to get sick eventually. i'm going to have to go to the emergency room eventually so i guess what i'm trying to do is find the most affordable way that i can manage that. >> reporter: collins and others like him are seeing a blitz of edgy ads popping up around the country like colorado's got insurance ad pushing young people to sign up. now, the white house is going to take a big push to get the young people signed up over the next three weeks. including a national youth enrollment day february 15th. anne-marie. >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. the water's coming back for some families in west virginia. 45,000 people in the dharl charlton area are able to turn on their taps this morning. but more than 250,000 others
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still have no running water six days after a chemical spill. schools will remain closed today. it could be days before everyone gets the all-clear. southwest airlines grounded two veteran pilots who landed at the wrong airport sunday. they mistakenly set down the boeing 737 in a small county airfield in missouri, instead of branson airport, about seven miles away. no one was hurt, but some of the 124 passengers on board say the jet stopped abruptly on a short runway. >> the runway maybe looks like three blocks long and that's it. and we were the only plane sitting out there. so it's kind of hard to imagine that they didn't know it shouldn't have been there. >> federal safety officials are investigating the mistake. the southwest jet took off monday and was put back into service. coming up on the "cbs morning news." alex rodriguez makes his case
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so you can feel free to add it to anything. and feel better about doing it. better it with benefiber. more than a dozen riders on motorcycles and atvs took over a new york city street sunday. the group held up traffic in a busy section of upper manhattan. they spun out and pulled wheelies. a neighborhood resident posted a video online. the incident took place not far from where a group of bikers attacked a family and suv in september. alex rodriguez filed suit monday against major league baseball and its players union. the new york yankees star wants to overturn his season-long suspension. as jim axelrod reports, an arbitrator ruled that a-rod broke the rules of the game. >> reporter: lawyers for alex rodriguez argue that fred horowitz, baseball's chief arbitrator who heard the case, was biased ruling in favor of baseball to keep his job.
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joe tacopina is a rodriguez o co attorney. >> it doesn't take an investigation to understand that fred horowitz understood he ruled against them in this case he would be fired the next day. >> reporter: the arbitrator said it was clear and convincing evidence that rodriguez used three banned substances and twice obstructed the investigation. horowitz wrote that while the length of suspension so is the misconduct he committed. rodriguez went storming out of an arbitration session in november. >> i lost my mind. i think banged the table and kicked a briefcase. and slammed out of the room. and just i knew it was restricted. i knew it wasn't fair. but what we saw today was just -- it was disgusting. >> reporter: several labor lawyers tell us federal judges are reluctant to overturn arbitrators' rulings unless
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there is a fundamental flaw in the process. >> we have something that's unique. >> what's unique here? >> we could start with the number of games as a penalty. the 162 games is not supported anywhere in the j.d. or the collective bargaining agreement. there's no rhyme or reason to get to that number. and that's a fundamental issue here. >> but if the judge looks at the case and says, no, i think this was done in a fair way, you're done? >> pretty much. i mean, that's where it seems like the line is to be drawn. >> reporter: one labor lawyer put the odds at 80-20 against a-rod. but it's certainly possible the right judge could say hold on i want to hear more and issue an injunction on enforcing the ruling until he or she does. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. straight ahead, why football fans are being told they're not allowed to buy tickets. and slicing up the pie. pizza hut serves up something
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the fire danger high across southern california. on the "cbs moneywatch," google invests big in smart thermostats and pizza hut offers a new piece of the pie. wendy gillette is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, wendy. >> good morning, anne-marie. here on wall street, the market's new year slump continues. fueled by an oil price decline and fueled by the fed's industrial program. the dow jones finished 180 points lower. the nasdaq composite lost 61 points. asian stocks tumbled as the yen hit a four-week high against the dollar. tokyo's nikkei plummeted 3% hitting a one-month although. hong kong's hang seng lost 0.5%. google is paying $3.2 million to buy nest labs. the company develops high-tech devices like thermostats and smoke detectors. google was an early investor in nest labs. its thermostat learns how inhabitants like their homes and
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cooled and automatically adjust the temperature on its own. a japanese beverage company is buying the company that makes american whiskeys jim beam and makers mark. bourbon whiskey typically sold in kentucky has been increasing. exports grew $1 billion last year. and pizza hut is getting in the business of pizza by the slice business. they plan to open it in two locations. in york, nebraska and pawtucket, rhode island. a slice will cost between $2 and $3. pizza hut is looking to court customers looking for quick and easy eats. it could be good to go. >> you notice they're not starting here in new york. stiff competition when it comes to slices here in new york. >> exactly. >> wendy gillette at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, wendy. when we return, ticket tantrums. the home teams in this week's
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., cloudy today with a high of 53. atlanta will be sunny. so will st. louis, but morning snow in denver. and fog in seattle. in sports, nfl conference championship game tickets went on sale on monday in seattle and denver, but some buyers were shut out because of where they live. as teri okita reports out of state fans are fuming over the stub number. 49ers fans derrick wineking and john trump are recruiting fans to help buy tickets. >> tickets are around 400. >> reporter: the seahawks limited sales to fans with billing addresses in pacific northwest, idaho, alaska and hawaii. >> i'm very sensitive as to why california is being excluded from that. >> reporter: it's not just
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seattle, the denver broncos are limiting sales for their game in against the new england patriots to fans in the rocky mountain region. >> it's an advantage for them to make sure there are only broncos fans in that stadium. >> reporter: and they want also the 12th man. some niners fans are not happy about the restriction. >> i don't think it should be allowed but whatever advantage they could do they would. >> reporter: but some hawks fans say there's no love lost. >> get over it. stay in california. >> reporter: out-of-town fans can get tickets from reseller websites but they'll have to pay more, anywhere from $450 to tens of thousands of dollars. teri okita for cbs news, los angeles. for the first time in nearly 100 years, the chicago cubs have a mascot. the team unveiled drawings of clark the cub on monday. he's named for the street on which wrigley field is located.
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here's another look at this morning's top stories. in florida, a retired police captain is facing a murder charge. the 71-year-old is accused of fatally shooting another man at a movie theater. witnesses say he was upset the victim was texting during the previews. and new jersey governor chris christie delivers his state of the state address. the state investigation into the traffic jam scandal has grown into an abuse of power probe. he also faces a federal audit of millions of dollars in superstorm sandy spending. off the coast of california, a whale on the brink of extinction has become a common sight. as carter evans reports, the gray whale is putting on a huge show for whale watchers. >> reporter: gray whales are
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both magazine jest majestic and mysterious. typically this would be a rare sight but not this year. >> it's made for a fantastic show. >> reporter: bobby hedges is a whale watch naturalist. how would you compare what you see now to what you normally see? >> five times better. normally, they're just few and far between this early in the season. >> reporter: from the shoreline, whale sensetakers have spotted more whales heading south than they have in 40 years more than 500 since the beginning of september. >> we're continuing to see big numbers. we saw 18 gray whales yesterday. including two calves. i don't expect it to peak yet. i expect a peak in a week or so. >> reporter: alicia january janninger is from a group of volunteers who count whales migrating to mexico. why do you think they've come
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close to shore? >> it could have to do with current, temperature, it doesn't have to do with food because they don't feed on that. >> reporter: it's not just gray whales. california is seeing more whales of every kind and it's bringing out boat loads of amateur whale watchers who in some cases have gotten too close. could the number chasing these whales impact their decision to take this route in the future? >> absolutely. particularly if you've got a young whale who is having a bad experience with boats is it going to want to choose that near-shore route potentially in the future. >> reporter: so far there's no evidence that the population is on the rise. when the migration is over next month, scientists hope to have a better understanding as to why these whales appear to have chosen the scenic route. ca, los angeles. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on alex rodriguez suing major league baseball. we'll get legal analysis from jack ford. plus, the case of a genetic test that reveals shocking fertility fraud.
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and james dyson, the founder of dyson vacuums joins us in the studio. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ,,,,
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